§ MR. BARNES (Glasgow, Blackfriars)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that several vacancies exist in the superior grades of officials at the Glasgow telegraph office; whether he is aware that the local authorities state that the delay in issuing the promotion rests with the headquarter staff, London; and whether, in view of the official assurances given before the Committee on Post Office Wages that no delays took place, he will direct that all promotions should date from the period the various positions became vacant.
§ (Answered by MR. Sydney Buxton.) The delay has been unavoidable, certain questions of a complicated character having arisen in connection with the selection of officers to fill the vacant 1006 posts. I shall be prepared to take all the circumstances into consideration when deciding from what date to carry out the promotions.